Do any other women feel uncomfortable going to restaurnts at night by themselves? I have gone to my favourite restaurnt for lunch by myself before but the other night I had decided that even though I'm single I was going dine out. Little did I realize what an uncomfortable evening I was in for. The head waiter greeted me at the door and looked around to see if I was accompanied. He seemed perplexed when I informed him that "Madame" would be dining alone tonight thanks! The ritual of seating a lady was carried out and I asked that the spare chair at the table be removed. (this is something that I have done during my lunch time visits as it discourages the executives and high end legal brains who have had liquid lunches from joining me). The head waiter gave a theatrical grimace as he took the offending chair away. But what struck me was just how boring it was...the wine did help but with out conversation or the lack of props to fiddle with, rearranging the table setting several times only goes so far towards filling your time when your sitting there by yourself waiting for your entree to arrive. It was a very uncomfortable feeling being there on my own, and I don't think I will be dining there alone at night again. Is this a normal reaction for women when dining out alone?